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Welcome. You may have come to this page because you are interested in the story of James Lovell, patriot, or because you are interested in the American Revolution and stories of real people who went through incredible hardships to help our country win its freedom. If you came for either of these reasons, you are in the right place.
Did you know James Lovell was a teacher at the Boston Latin School? He loved his father, Master John Lovell of the Boston Latin School, also a teacher, but he certainly disagreed with him. No Tory was James; he spoke for the town of Boston on the first anniversary of the Boston Massacre, drawing crowds, helped the patriots spy following Bunker Hill, endured eighteen months in jail in both Boston and Halifax, Nova Scotia, and eventually was released through an exchange of prisoners authorized by General George Washington.
Following James Lovell's return to his home, he answered the call to join the Second Continental Congress where he served for five years, longer than any other member of that important body. Fascinating though his work in the Second Continental Congress is, it is not the story of this book. Here you will read about the trials that shaped him and others of his generation in the beginnings of the American Revolution in Boston.
Research for The Remarkable Cause
A teacher and literacy coach, I researched the story of James Lovell, early American patriot, while considering his character, hopes, and dreams.
I have been privileged to teach English and History for 37 years in the beautiful state of Montana. Along the way I have experienced the thrill of discovery, the joy of creation. My own writings have included poetry, story, and drama.